A two-vehicle auto accident in Missouri has caused two individuals to sustain serious injuries. The accident happened in Jasper County near Carthage at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol indicated that 27-year-old Cheye Violet Richards was operating a vehicle along northbound Garrison Avenue when she failed to stop at a stop sign causing the crash. Richards vehicle T-boned a westbound pickup truck causing it to overturn. The driver of the truck, 29-year-old Cory C. Shultz was uninjured in the crash, but his passenger 62-year-old David R. Pritchard sustained serious injuries. Richards was also transported to the hospital for injuries she suffered. The Patrol is investigating the accident and did not indicate if citations were issued.
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